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Jun 5, 2011 7:00am PDT
would not. supervisor farrell: as we think about street maintenance and repair? >> typically what council will do is to rid be a discussion with our -- is there would be a discussion with our accountants. we would talk about things like maintenance, street sweeping, which would not finance. because what is the use of sweeping the street? it is not useful. it is maintenance. you could improve the street and the life of that if, you know, repaving could be 10, 15, 20 years. there is a distinction in kind between street sweeping and street paving and maintenance. and i think counsel is comfortable with that and that has allowed us -- another analogy would be putting a roof on a building. so, again -- supervisor farrell: when someone buys a home or otherwise, they make sure they have enough money not only to pay the rent, but to pay for ongoing maintenance, whether it be roof replacement or what have you. it is the reason you build up reserves accounts. i think the characterization of these as long term -- >> i would distinguish between patching your roof, replacing tiles, and wholesa
Jun 2, 2011 8:00pm PDT
professional staff does an amazing job. thank you. >> as always, a great presentation. supervisor farrell: i would like to ask the city attorney. i suppose mr. blake would be the one. really, to talk about cop's in particular. if anyone has a more historical perspective, specifically how it works. >> my name is mark blake, and i am a deputy city attorney. my specialty is finance and the closure. my comments will be brief. certificates of participation are forms of long-term debt that provided interest in loan payments payable by a government agency. cops are you less by the city only for the construction of capital assets. egiven the security concerns of investors, it covers the central government purposes only. in accordance, they are not issued for operating in the vicinity. all issuances must fulfil the public purpose of the city. courts will defer to the legislative audit. our view is that the city charter, in adoption up specific limitations and not enumerated powers, because in the charge section, the city entered into a transaction. it is underlines. the charter does not require ar
Jun 28, 2011 9:00pm PDT
. elsbernd present. farrell present. kim present. mar present. mirkarimi present. wiener present. mr. president, all members are present. supervisor chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join me in the pledge of allegiance? madam clerk, are there any communications? >> i have no communications. supervisor chiu: if you could read the consent agenda, items one through 30. >> these items will be acted upon by a single roll call vote unless a member requests discussion of and matter. it shall be removed and considered separately. supervisor chiu: would anyone like to sever any items? roll-call vote please. >> on items one through 30, mar aye. aye. avalos aye. campos aye. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd aye. farrell aye. kim aye. there are 11 ayes. supervisor chiu: those ordinances are passed. items 31 through 33. >> item 31 is a motion affirming the determination by the planning department at the at&t network like speed upgrade project is exempt from environmental review. item 32 is an upgrade on the project. item 33 is a motion directing the clerk to prepare fin
Jun 6, 2011 2:00pm PDT
mile from my house. i urge you to support the compromise that supervisor farrell has proposed. we think is fair. it is supported by all of the neighborhood associations including the presidio heights and jordan park neighborhoods. [tone!] supervisor mirkarimi: 80. next speaker, please. -- thank you. >> my name is larry griffin. i am on the board of the booker t. washington center. i am here to speak in favor of the project. i am a native of san francisco and the western addition. a first set foot in booker t. washington in 1962 with my father who was doing volunteer basketball coaching. this is a very important project not just to the african-american community but the community of san francisco as a whole. the idea of transitional housing for youth, if you go down to mcalester and market or any parts of the tenderloin, you will see where a lot of foster youth and a graduate in two. they really do not have places to go to. it is really important. there's a lack of affordable housing in the city. this is a good project. it is a win-win for everybody. i understand the concerns of neighbor
Jun 8, 2011 11:00pm PDT
urge you to consider that support supervisor farrell's compromise. >> next speaker. parmy name is charles ferguson. i am currently the district two representative on the citizens' advisory group for advice in the planning department on housing. our position is that we support the use of the building. our problem is with the size and bulk. we believe it is your job to balance the societal interests in the building of this size against the interests of the surrounding neighborhood in preserving its character and environment. i have lived there a long time. it is truly an historical area. each one of us learned with balancing means an average of food -- in our childhood on a se esaw. it is creating equilibrium between two opposing forces. it means on either side, there is the least amount of harm done while the greatest possible amount of good is done on the other side. this is not an easy job. i realize that. it takes time and effort. you cannot just pick one value or side and favor that one. it does not produce any balance. supervisor farrell has spent a lot of time with us individ
Jun 23, 2011 3:00pm PDT
that and what supervisors can do. supervisor farrell: how much is left in terms of hours locked off? where are we going to be with these main ones? >> if these audits are approved, we have about 300 hours left in the bank for the next six months of the year. if these were approved, we estimated they would take about 2000 hours. that would leave 1600 hours remaining, which should be sufficient to take on another project. the motion that goes with this hearing does set a priority. it has been the practice of the board to reset those parties as time goes by. there has always been a tremendous flexibility in terms of the audit program and revising it as we go. supervisor farrell: and to be clear, this is not full fiscal year. >> we are talking about through december. supervisor farrell: at what point are we going to come forward with the next six months of the fiscal year? >> a new work plan will be -- it would begin in january. that would be the time. supervisor farrell: we will be hearing that later this year, i would imagine. >> that is correct. as i said, we still have availability
Jun 7, 2011 4:00am PDT
impact of supervisor farrell's proposal over and above supervisor mirkarimi's, do we have the time to be able to hear -- to hear the -- his analysis? are we in the process of doing a study on supervisor farrell's proposal? >> thank you, commissioner, yes, mr. egan is doing a study right now that will be available in a number of weeks. it is a little bit of a time step process at this point. president o'brien: would there be a serious impact on the world if we were to wait and give that the time to come back and -- and deliberate on this at that time when we have a more full picture of everything as opposed to voting on something with kind of half of the picture? >> i will leave it to your good zpwraces but i don't believe so, no. president o'brien: we won't have the snime >> you will have the time. >> point of clarification, supervisor farrell and your legislation may not be heard in committee until before or after our next commission meeting -- >> it will likely be before -- be heard before, in all honesty. president o'brien: i -- >> i don't think these are exclusive. these are mott
Jun 3, 2011 3:30pm PDT
have no more comments. i will speak about supervisor ferrell -- farrell's legislation. supervisor chu: is there anything new that you had at from that meeting to this one? >> members of the committee, office of the budget and legislative analyst. consider items 3 and 4 to be policy for the board of supervisors. we are available if you have any formal questions. supervisor chu: i have a question that can perhaps good of the office of economic analysis. this simply have think about the impact of the general fund on the legislation. there is not yet complete study, but how would we think about these? >> these are among those of the largest businesses in the city. we believe that many if not most of them have offered stock based compensation that will fall under the exclusion that has been proposed here. what i don't have is a dollar value attached to that cost. in terms of just thinking about it, it would result in a reduction in the payroll expense of these companies and consequently, some reduction in the labor costs. and in that sense, the legislation is essentially the form of a
Jun 24, 2011 8:30pm PDT
farrell: i have a question for you. you're in 94123 and district two. abby ever applied to many other boards or commissions -- have you ever apply to any other boards or commissions in city hall? if not, why are you here? >> about six years ago, seven years ago, i served on the committee land trust task force with supervisor gonzales. i do not believe i have ever apply for anything else. so this was just -- i saw this as a real opportunity to make sure that there is the type of fairness and civic engagement, debate, and a healthier san francisco for the next 10 years. and, no, i am not running for anything, even dogcatcher for the next 10 years and probably beyond. i will leave that to you guys. supervisor kim: thank you. supervisor elsbernd: i know you're not running. are you volunteering are working on any mayoral campaigns? >> he is coming also working on it john avalos' campaign, completely unpaid. supervisor kim: thank you. i already called up jason porth, but it is my understanding that gia daniller-katz is also year. i will call you up after jason porth. good morning. >>
Jun 2, 2011 8:30pm PDT
the other c.o.p.'s before you. supervisor farrell: thank you. >> i apologize, supervisors. i found an error that will change the analysis. the $590 million is total debt service. that is going to change the analysis. we will revise that. supervisor farrell: ok. supervisor chiu: thank youchiu -- supervisor chiu: thank you. supervisor farrell: i guess next is the mayor's budget office. i think the two things i wanted to briefly touch upon -- historical practices in city hall, how we approach things. the notion of capital expenditures, not looking to the future in this november. the commitment to stay here. but also, a discussion of how we are approaching. there are a number of big-ticket items. this is real dollars compared to where we have now -- what we have now. how do we evaluate going to the voters when it might not be a popular thing to do, jailhouse or otherwise, versus the issuance of c.o.p.? i would love to hear a little bit more. >> insurer. two good questions. i am happy to follow up. maintenance versus capital. i think there are a couple of answers to that. there is of cours
Jun 6, 2011 1:30am PDT
participate in a small portion of that. ei will be happy to answer any questions. supervisor farrell: i think what i want to make sure is i got a lot of calls for 10 minutes from my constituents and other people. i hope to make clear what a great job you to managing this program. this policy of the board and otherwise that is in our past practices. not in the least, our professional staff does an amazing job. thank you. >> as always, a great presentation. supervisor farrell: i would like to ask the city attorney. i suppose mr. blake would be the one. really, to talk about cop's in particular. if anyone has a more historical perspective, specifically how it works. >> my name is mark blake, and i am a deputy city attorney. my specialty is finance and the closure. my comments will be brief. certificates of participation are forms of long-term debt that provided interest in loan payments payable by a government agency. cops are you less by the city only for the construction of capital assets. egiven the security concerns of investors, it covers the central government purposes only. in accordance,
Jun 7, 2011 2:00pm PDT
, farrell present. kim present. mar present. mirkarimi presently. wiener present. all members are present. supervisor chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen before we do the ledge of allegiance, i would like to take a moment to recognize the tragedy from last week. supervisor wiener will be offering an inmemory of the firefighters. if we could take a moment to recognize them. all of san francisco mourns their loss. supervisor chiu: thank you very much. if you could all join me in the pledge of allegiance? supervisor chiu: colleagues, you should have copies of the april 26th, 2011 board meeting mention. could i have a motion to approve? >> motioned by farrell, seconded by campos. minutes approved. >> supervisors we are in receipt after letter from the mayor dated june 1, 2011 indicating the mayor's notice to the board of supervisors of a transfer of function between departments in the executive branch. there are no other communications. >> and if you could please call the consent agenda. >> items 1 through 7 will be acted upon by a single roll call vote unless a member requests disc
Jun 28, 2011 2:30pm PDT
. >> thank you. supervisor avalos. supervisor farrell supervisor farrell: farrell thank you -- supervisor farrell. supervisor farrell: thank you. a couple of quick items today. for those of us on the board, and i know many of us have young families in the city, and i know i am not alone in saying that a time of my friends and colleagues have left the city. one thing strikes me is we have a ton of data, but it is in different places, and this hearing will call for those groups to come together to talk about the issue and try to understand it a lot better, and going forward, enacting policies to stem the flight. second, an in memoriam as well. i would like to adjourn in memory of evelyn warner, a neighbor of mine, a friend -- the mother of a neighbor of mine, a friend of mine. she was a fourth generation san franciscan and proud graduate of convent and dominican college, and she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years and survived by her brother and four children and will be sorely missed. my thoughts go out to rich and his entire family. >> thank you. supervisor kim.
Jun 23, 2011 8:00pm PDT
any of further questions for applicants? supervisor farrell: just to check, has anyone come up that has not applied? supervisor farrell? supervisor farrell: it is important. as supervisor kim mentioned, it is important we have diversity on this commission as with everything in our city. is all important. another example of when we have an incredibly high number of qualified candidates and a few slots to put them in. i will just make a comment about people we have strong opinions about, and then we will have our discussions. 3 people i was impressed with -- although, with some line of questioning around potential conflicts related to receiving money from the city -- on the margin, i think i have a problem with that. as a lobbyist, i do not know if we should be pursuing right now candidates with those potential conflicts given the breadth of people we have here. i think they are all great and that would have no problem with them otherwise. i just wanted to mention that in our dialogue. the people i thought made great presentations and i really liked their backgrounds, mr. e lmendorf,
Jun 7, 2011 3:30am PDT
. farrell. i just wanted to ask, do you have a feeling of how many companies here in san francisco that are public have left because of their continuing to pay stock options? >> right. i think mr. egan as you mentioned before, i think it's impossible to tell how many of those have left over the past number of years to track them down. what i would tell you in anecdotal evidence in terms of research so what we've all been doing right now is public companies are actively placing head count elsewhere outside of san francisco. is it specifically related to stock options? i think it's more of a cumulative issue about their perception of the overall economic environment in san francisco. but they will actively tell you they're buying office space outside of san francisco and trying to add head count outside of the city when possible. >> thank you. >> just a followup on that then. if you're going to, for future public offerings and you're not going to have a tax on those, do you anticipate that you're going to drive out more of the larger in 2010/2011 payroll taxes that they're currently
Jun 23, 2011 10:00am PDT
2003. supervisor kim: supervisor farrell capito supervisor farrell: -- supervisor farrell. supervisor farrell: have to apply for any of the commission's report? >> i have not. supervisor farrell: any particular reason in this besides interest in san francisco? >> that is correct. 10 years ago, it was not a big deal to me at the time. supervisor elsbernd: one question -- sorry, you get to be the first person to be asked this. some others may be asked this. you have but a very good resume. it sells well in the public would like it. are you going to run for office in the next 10 years? [laughter] and the me be very blunt, i do not want to see people on this committee who are going to draw lines for their own benefit. >> that is a very fair and appropriate question. i have not and do not have any political aspirations, no. that is not my intent at all, certainly not why i would want to get into this kind of process. supervisor kim: thank you. you do have a very impressive resume. as my colleague pointed out. i just want to see about your ability to commit to the task force. as
Jun 28, 2011 11:30am PDT
separate issues in a lot of ways. >> commissioner weiner, i think we heard from commissioner farrell as well about the issue on shuttles. i would go back to the earlier discussion we had about the need for some sort of structure so we can make sense of those relationships. having the capability, as you said, in the city, in the mta, to deal with it -- and frankly, for you to refer about your own office, constituents complaining -- to give you rhyme or reason for why things are happening. not all of these phenomena are good or bad or black and white. it depends on the context in which they are happening. it is important to have intelligent answers for people who have questions. part of that is developing that capability at mta to deal with the issue related to how regular transit happens and how the streets are managed. commissioner mirkarimi: thank you. commissioner farrell. commissioner farrell: let me thank commissioner weiner for his comments. i agree on the value of these shuttles. to the director, thank you for thinking out of the box, thinking about how this impacts young profe
Jun 23, 2011 10:30am PDT
. i worked on high-speed rail project and that kind of stuff. supervisor farrell: that was my line of questioning also. supervisor kim: thank you. next we have jenny lam. >> a good morning, supervisors. thank you for the opportunity to share with you my interest and passion for serving on the redistricting task force. i have lived in san francisco for 14 years with the majority of those years of levin -- living in district 8. i am a proud at san francisco public school parent and committed to raising our family here in the city. san francisco is our home. as you see from my application, i have dedicated my professional life to working in the community with a variety of backgrounds working directly in social- service programs, to education, women's rights, advocacy and policy. i am the director of community relations at chinese affirmative-action and i'm proud of our work last year around the census. we were one of the leading organizations binding and that yes we count coalition which brought together 13 organizations looking to having deep roots in the community and injuring an accur
Jun 8, 2011 5:00am PDT
. cohen aye. elsbernd aye. farrell aye. kim no. mar, know. mirkarimi no. wiener, aye. avalos, aye. we have seven eyes and four nos. supervisor chiu: this resolution is adopted item 29. >> a resolution adopting the city's five-year financial plan. supervisor chiu: any discussion? role call vote. >> campos, aye, chiu, aye. chu, aye. cohen, aye. elsbernd, aye. farrell, aye. kim, aye. mar, aye. mirkarimi, aye. wiener, aye. avalos, aye. mr. president, we have 11 ayes. supervisor chiu: this resolution is adepositted. item 30. >> resolution determining that the public interest demand various improvements and the estimated costs of $248 million for such improvement is and too great to be paid out of the ordinary revenues, that the project is not under sequa and waiving the time limits set forth. supervisor chiu: supervisor wiener? supervisor wiener: thank you, mr. president. i am proud to be a co-sponsor of this bond, union i am strongly supporting it. this is a key part of our capital plan, and it will play a key role in keeping the infrastructure of our city intact. i think it's importa
Jun 28, 2011 4:00am PDT
i am joined by supervisor elsbernd and supervisor farrell. we're also joined by supervisor scott wiener. the clerk today is linda wong. we would like to acknowledge the staff at sfgtv, which record the meetings and make the transcript's available to the public on line. we have a big meeting today. we have a lot of folks that will be presenting to us. i want to quickly let folks know that i will be giving a maximum of three minutes to your actual presentation. we may have a followup with questions. so be prepared to give a statement that is three minutes or less. the committee would greatly appreciate it. madam clerk, are there any announcements? >> the items on the agenda today that are recommended will go to the full board on tuesday, june 12, unless otherwise indicated. >> number one, supervisors mirkarimi, john avalos, and more to the association of bay area governments. supervisor kim: thank you. is there any public comments on this item? simenon, public comment is now closed. >> make a motion approving supervisor mar john avalos, mirkarimi, and mar. >> thank you. we can do t
Jun 5, 2011 7:30am PDT
that. supervisor farrell: do we ever articulate as a policy matter, as a policy matter the city and county has decided this is something we need to do and this is not approved, our borrowing expenses will go up five x, because we're going to have to use c.o.p.'s, and that is what you are also voting on? >> yes. ben is reminding me he was part of the conversation on san bruno, and i think that is something we can probably do better. it is also a complicated message when you're talking about communication about a bond measure that most people are not spending a significant amount of time on. " we've tried to do as part of the capital plan is to do a better job -- what we have tried to do as part of a capital plan is to do a better job communicating, to look at the capital plan, to be more up front about some of the analysis about the trade-offs, what the costs are through her a gao bond, what the costs are if we do nothing. i take your point. we could do a better job in this case is about been very explicit what the trade-offs are for gao bonds versus c.o.p. >> on this question, the c
Jun 4, 2011 8:00pm PDT
thoughts? motions on this item? supervisor farrell: i will go ahead and make a motion to approve larry liederman for seat 2. supervisor kim: without objection. any public comment on this item? thank you. the prominence. >> i am waiting for the timer. members of the rules committee, i am from san francisco open government. i was here during the last hearing. when you have these hearings, one of the things that ought to be done is on the web site or in the materials provided, all the materials that each of the applicant submits to get these appointments should be available to the public so we can actually look at the experience level and the things that they bring to the commission meeting. i would also like to say that therewere very few questions asked specifically about what this person's intentions of serving on that committee were going to be a. in other words, did they have things they felt their skills that would bring to that? and so forth. basically what we as citizens get, we get a very blank a thing where you a scene of the documents, you make the decisions, and it is al
Jun 7, 2011 8:00am PDT
. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. supervisor kim: no. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor mirkarimi: no. >> there are 6 ayes and 5 nos. >> me motion succeeds. we will return to the items. items number 25-28. roll-call. >> on item 25-28. supervisor wiener: aye. supervisor avalos: no. supervisor campos: no. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. supervisor kim: no. supervisor mar: no. supervisor mirkarimi: no. >> there are 6 ayes and 5 no's. madame clerk, could you please call item six-eight? >> that is affirming the planning department's project that the at&t lightspeed project is exempt from environmental review. item seven is reversing the and marmot to review. item eight is the direction of the appropriation of funding. supervisor wiener: mr. president, i move to delay consideration of item 6, 7, and 8 until we consider 21 and 22, in other words, a short delay in consideration of the appeal. i want this to occur after the ceqa hearing. >> any objections a
Jun 6, 2011 12:00am PDT
supervisor marc farrell the board president david chiu. i want to thank everyone for their service. madam clark, do we have any announcements? >> yes. turn your volume off on that cell phones. if you wish to speak during public comment, please place your card to the right of the podium. all documents will be presented as part of the file. items will appear on the june 7th board agenda unless otherwise stated. >> could you please call item no. 1? >> ordnance to -- supervisor campos: this item has been introduced by the mayor. we have a staff presentation. >> and the department of health and human resources. this is a three-year labor agreement we reached with the interns in residence who, as part of their training rotation, go through the general hospital. this is a three-year agreement that goes through june of 2014. i'm happy to take any questions. >>supervisor campos: i major- general question. i have visited with the interns and residents in the past. one of the things that was a concern at the time was we have highly educated folks doing a service to the city and we want to mak
Jun 28, 2011 5:30am PDT
involved, actively involved. supervisor farrell: feeling disenfranchised, how is redistricting going to change that in your head? >> said the good question. if you look at the district map right now, it just looks like a jumbled up jigsaw puzzle. i fail to see how one little block could be stretched out or make sections -- it looks like they're trying to divide individuals from a greater community at hand. there are problems in the city we have to address. there's a growing divide between those who are very wealthy and those who are very poor. that's something that has to be addressed. if it is not addressed, in 20 years' time, i truly believe we're going to have a lot of very old and very simple people living in san francisco and their nurses are going to come from davis city to take care of all of them. more and more families are leaving. why is it? we need that extra bedroom. where are you going to get that in this city? the better health care and better schools. all of that comes from redistricting. we need to hear those voices. supervis kim: you mentioned looking at the map and say
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